Alex Morgan – photo diary (part 05)
Another week, another photo diary for Australia’s youngest elite world champion of 2013. Jayco-AIS World Tour Academy team member, Alex Morgan, shares his experiences in his first season of racing in the senior ranks. What does a world champion eat? As you can see below, quite a lot!
• Part 01 • Part 02 • Part 03 • Part 04 •
Here is his fifth instalment of photos and (brief) commentary…
Photos and captions: Alex Morgan
“Ice Baths- super effective for recovery, usually spend about 10-15 minutes in here after a hard session. Very uncomfortable, particularly on a cold Melbourne morning!”
“Post gym/ strength training protein shake. Light milk, protein powder and Milo to replace some sugars.”
“Emergency food – luckily there are a few lolly shops up in the Dandenongs – ended up riding a bit further than planned and was very close to a hunger flat!”
“Post ride meal, a tuna and salad sandwich. Ticks all the nutritional boxes.”
“This is my pre- or post-training meal if I’m in a rush, a can of spaghetti and a can of tuna. Carbs, protein and it’s quick and easy to make/eat. Doesn’t look too appealing but it tastes pretty good!”
“Food and water for a four hour ride. Depending on the intensity and temperature I’ll eat between 5-8 muesli bars while on the road and drink at least four bidons. I usually have a Formula 1 Muesli Bar every 30mins and one bidon (water) every hour depending on the temperature. I’ve learnt that it’s always better to have too much food/water than not enough!”
“The right clothing is essential – more is better than less; you can always take layers off. On a mild day I’ll usually wear (from left to right) arm warmers, undershirt, windvest, jersey and knicks.”
“Strava segments – the best way to keep entertained and focused when training solo. Although I’m pretty sure I pushed out a few more watts than that…”
“The usual pre-training breakfast at home. Cereal or muesli, fruit and a coffee.”
“Ergo setup. TV and DVD player with a heap of TTs to watch, a mat to protect the decking and a fan… Serious pain has been experienced here!”
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